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How to Download Twitter Videos? (8 Ways)

Twitter is one of the most popular social networking services, especially in United States. According to the data from Statista, Twitter has over 368 million monthly active users worldwide in 2022. On average, users spend about 20.45 minutes on Twitter per day as per the data gathered from eMarketer, BroadBandSearch, Backlinko, and FameMass. Twitter becomes an integral part of our everyday life.

We use Twitter to discover stories regarding today’s biggest news and events, follow people or companies that post content we enjoy consuming, or simply communicate with friends.

Usually, we need to download Twitter videos to easily find them next time, play offline smoothly or keep cherished memories permanently from being deleted. Then, here comes the question: how to save videos from Twitter?

This tutorial comes to answer this question. Generally, there are at least 8 methods available for downloading videos from Twitter:

  1. Download Twitter videos on laptop with video downloaders
  2. Save videos from Twitter on PC with browser extensions
  3. Download Twitter videos on iPhone with apps
  4. Save Twitter videos on iPhone with shortcuts
  5. Save videos from Twitter on Android with apps
  6. Download Twitter videos with online Twitter video downloaders
  7. Save videos from Twitter with bots
  8. Download Twitter videos from browser cache

As for which method to choose, it depends on your device model, budget, requirements, considerations of security, convenience and difficulty, and more. You can quickly decide which method is the most suitable by check the following guides.  
If you are an iPhone user, you can download Twitter videos on iPhone with apps, shortcuts, online video downloaders and Twitter bots.
If you are an Android user, you can save videos from Twitter on Android with apps, online Twitter video downloaders and Twitter bots.
If you a Windows PC user, you can download videos off Twitter on PC with video downloaders, browser extensions, online Twitter downloaders, Twitter bots, browser cache.
If you are a Mac user, you can copy videos from Twitter to Mac with video downloaders, online Twitter videos downloaders, Twitter bots, and browser cache.
If you don’t want to encounter faked download buttons, adware, spyware and malware caused by prompts or ads during the Twitter download process, ignore the ways of getting videos from Twitter with iPhone apps, Android apps, online Twitter video downloaders and Twitter bots.
As for free methods without third-party ads, check how to download videos from Twitter with video downloaders, browser extensions, shortcut and browser cache.
To download multiple Twitter videos concurrently, try the methods using professional video downloaders and browser extensions.
If you need to download videos from other sites besides Twitter, follow the steps in the methods with professional video downloaders, browser extensions and browser cache.
The easiest and most convenient way to save videos from Twitter is the one with browser extensions. It’s highly recommended.

Download Twitter Videos on Laptop With Video Downloaders

StreamFab is a popular streaming video downloader. With it, you can download videos from more than 1000 sites, including video & audio sharing sites (like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram), streaming subscription services (like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, HBO, ESPN), live streaming services (like Twitch), even adult services (like XVIDEOS, PornHub, XNXX, OnlyFans). Similar streaming video downloaders such as CleverGet do the same job as StreamFab. If you don’t need to download streaming subscription videos, the Video Downloader module in Wondershare Free Video Converter is also a good choice to get
Currently, you can download Twitter videos at up to 720p resolution using StreamFab for free without quantity limits. It can be downloaded for free.
Find the advantages, disadvantages and steps on how to save Twitter videos with StreamFab below:


  1. Download Twitter videos with up to 720p quality for free without the limits to the number of videos.
  2. There no ads in the whole process of the Twitter video download. You won’t have any worries about adware, spyware or malware of any kinds as well.
  3. Besides Twitter, it’s capable of downloading videos from over 1000 various sites.
  4. One of the few video downloaders that are able to download DRM M3U8 and DASH MPD protected videos from streaming services.
  5. The number of Twitter videos that can be added to the downloading queue is not limited in the free version.
  6. Twitter videos can be saved in batch in the premium version.
  7. Download videos at up to 8k video quality and up to 320 kbps audio quality.
  8. Download Twitter videos as either H.264 MP4 videos or MP3/M4A audios.
  9. The Twitter video downloader works on Windows, macOS and Android.
  10. When using the built-in browser, you don’t have to copy or paste the Tweet URLs.
  11. The software keeps updates frequently.


  1. Only the paid version allows you to download videos from Twitter at 10 times faster speed.
  2. With the free version, you can only download up to 5 full HD 1080p/4k/8k UHD videos.
  3. In the free version, Twitter videos or audios will be downloaded one by one instead of in batch.


  1. Visit the Tweet that holds the Twitter video you wish to download in the browser of this streaming video downloader StreamFab.
  2. Browse the Twitter video in the built-in browser

  3. The downloader automatically analyzes the video on the page.
  4. After seconds, you will be prompted to choose output video resolution, or audio codec and quality. Select the options on the basis of your needs.
  5. Select a video resolution for the Twitter video

  6. When a Twitter download is finished, the folder that the video saves to will be automatically opened by default.

Save Videos From Twitter With Browser Extensions

All kinds of browser extensions, plugins, addons and Userscripts claim that they are able to download Twitter videos. Among them, Internet Download Manager (IDM) is my favorite. When a page with videos embedded is loaded, a download button just lies in the corner of each video. What you need to do is click the corresponding button to get the Twitter video downloaded. Undoubtedly, it’s absolutely the easiest and most convenient solution of saving Twitter videos. What’s more important, it works with the videos on almost any webpages.
In this method, you’ll find out how to download Twitter videos with the browser extension IDM integration module of Internet Download Manager (IDM).
Internet Download Manager (IDM) is free downloadable with the link, the browser extension will be automatically installed during the installation of main program.


  1. It’s the easiest and most convenient way to download videos from Twitter. A download button just appears beside each video and you can simply click the download button to download a Twitter video.
  2. In addition to saving Twitter videos, you can download videos from almost any websites as well. It can download videos from nearly any pages on which there is a video or are videos.
  3. You can use all the full features without any limitations during the 30-day free trail of the Twitter video downloader.
  4. With the innovative dynamic file segmentation technology, IDM can accelerate the downloads at 5 times faster speed.
  5. IDM supports all the popular browsers, including Google Chrome, FireFox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, AOL, MSN, Maxthon and so on.
  6. The twitter videos can be downloaded at up to the resolutions (e.g. 1920p HD as shown in the image) of the original videos uploaded. There are no limits on the video resolutions that it can download, it can download YouTube videos at 4320p 8k.
  7. You are allowed to download all the Twitter videos on a page at one click by selecting Download all from the drop-down menus of Download this video button.
  8. The video downloads from Twitter can be easily resumed in case of interruption.
  9. You won’t encounter ads, adware, spyware or malware of any types during the whole process of Twitter video downloads.


  1. Currently, Internet Download Manager (IDM) is only available for Windows computers.
  2. Sometimes, the Twitter videos will be saved as .ts files, you may need to use free video converters like HandBrake or Wondershare Free Video Converter to convert the files as what you need.
  3. It’s easy to play back, store, edit or share the downloaded Twitter videos on a PC. However, if you need to transfer the Twitter videos to iPhone or Android, you may need to seek for help from data transfers like Android File Transfer, iPhone PC Suite, etc.


  1. Navigate to the Tweet with the video that you wish to download.
  2. Click the Download this video button that appears in the upper right corner of the video.
  3. Download this video button

  4. Select an option from the drop-down menu according to the listed video length, quality and bit rate.
  5. In the pop-up Download File Info window click the Start Download button to start to download the Twitter video. You can also set the category, rename the video, or change the location in the window if it’s necessary.
  6. Save Twitter videos to PC

  7. Soon, you can find the downloaded Twitter videos in the Video folder of the Downloads folder under This PC.

Download Videos From Twitter on iPhone With Apps

Many apps in the App Store claim to download Twitter videos. TW Save (by NILSU AGCA) and TweetSave by TOYIN- ISRAEL IBIYEMI receive the most ratings. In this method, let’s see how to download videos off Twitter on iPhone using TW Save.


  1. It’s easy to save videos from Twitter with TW Save.
  2. The saved Twitter videos will be moved to Photos app if the permission is given to the app.
  3. With TW Save, not only can you save videos from Twitter, but also download images off Twitter.


  1. The download speed is rather slow.
  2. The download success rate is super low.
  3. Download errors in TWSave

  4. There are limits on the amount of the downloads.
  5. If a download is interrupted, it will fail again when you try to tap the Restart to redownload it again.
  6. The free trial only works for 7 days free of charge. When the trail ends, you’ll have to pay USD 1.99 per month to subscribe to the Premium plan. If you don’t subscribe to the Premium plan, you’ll encounter annoying ads and limits on downloads.
  7. No video quality options are available for choosing from.
  8. There is no option of downloading Twitter video as audio like MP3.
  9. No official website is available.
  10. TweetSave requires iOS 16.0 or later.


  1. Find the Tweet that includes the video you want to save from Twitter.
  2. Tap the Share icon.
  3. Select Copy Link from the pop-up menu of Share.
  4. Install TW Save app on your iPhone.
  5. Run TW Save.
  6. Tap Paste From Clipboard to put the copied Tweet link into the input box of TW Save.
  7. Paste copied Tweet URL

  8. Tap Save to start getting the video from Twitter.
  9. Downloading Twitter videos can be found by tapping the Archived icon in the upper right corner.
  10. Have a cup of coffee or take a nap.
  11. Tap Allow Access to All Photos in the popup window to allow TWSave to save Twitter videos to Photos app.
  12. Find the saved Twitter videos in the Photos app.

Save Twitter Videos on iPhone With Shortcuts

Since iOS 12, Apple lets you combine multiple steps across multiple apps with shortcuts in the Shortcuts app to get one or more tasks done automatically with just a tap or by asking Siri. You can greatly simplify your everyday task with shortcuts.
Surely, there are shortcuts created available for saving videos from Twitter easily and automatically. TVDL is a popular one.
In this method, you’ll find the pros and cons of the TVDL shortcut, and how to download Twitter videos on iPhone with it.


  1. No ads are found during the whole process of downloading videos from Twitter on iPhone using Shortcut.
  2. Twitter photos and videos are downloadable with the Twitter video downloader shortcut.
  3. Tweet with more than one video or photo or mixed media (photos and videos) is also supported.
  4. Download GIFs images.
  5. Supports for quoted tweets and tweets with URLs


  1. It’s impossible to save videos from Twitter in batch with the shortcut.
  2. Only file sizes are shown for us to choose from. No video resolution information is provided.
  3. The donation and Twitter-follow requests, and site notice are annoying as they prompt during each Twitter video download process.
  4. You may encounter various error alerts: “bad URL”, “The request timed out”, “too many requests”, and so on.
  5. The shortcut may ask for various permissions during the download process.
  6. No official user guide is provided on its site.
  7. Downloading Twitter videos as MP3 is not supported.


  1. Visit the link in your Safari.
  2. Tap the blue DOWNLOAD LATEST VERSION button.
  3. Type your email in the input box of the pop-up window. You can provide a fake one.
  4. Tape the Download TVDL button.
  5. Tap Get Shortcut button on the shortcut page which you are directed to.
  6. Tap Add Shortcut to add the TDVL shortcut to your collection in the pop-up Shortcuts app.
  7. Add TDVL to Shortcuts collection

  8. Find the Tweet with the Twitter video you want to download in the Twitter app.
  9. Tap the Share icon.
  10. Tap Share via… from the pop-up Share Tweet menu.
  11. Tap TVDL 4.0.0.
  12. Tap Allow Once or Always Allow to allow TVDL 4.0.0 to connect to its server.
  13. Choose a file size from the list of video quality available for the video.
  14. Choose quaility of the Twitter video to download

  15. You are asked to donate. Choose the option “No, maybe next time”.
  16. You are asked to follow the author of the shortcut on Twitter. Tap “No, maybe next time”.
  17. You are noted to check updates of the shortcut on its website.
  18. When the spinning buffering circle changes to a check mark. The Twitter download is done.
  19. Check the Recents folder in your Photos app to find the saved Twitter video.

Download Twitter Videos on Android With Apps

Download Twitter Videos – GIF, TwiMate Downloader and TwDown: GIF, Video Downloader for Twitter, StreamFab for Android are the most popular choices in Google Play Store for Android users to save Twitter videos on Android phones or tablets. In the method, we’ll cite Download Twitter Videos – GIF as an example to show you how to download Twitter videos on Android with the app.


  1. The Twitter video downloader is free.
  2. It’s easy to use.
  3. The download speed is fast.
  4. You don’t have to copy the Tweet links to download Twitter videos.
  5. This app also enables you to save GIFs from Twitter.


  1. The app contains ads.
  2. The app fails to analyze the videos frequently, you will be asked to log in with Twitter once the analysis fails, and you may have to operate the same steps repeatedly to continue to download Twitter videos.
  3. The app is not stable, some errors appear frequently: “no videos found” error; the target video is replace with a 30-second video of an image saying the app no longer works; interruption of the downloads; login requests.
  4. No videos found error

  5. You cannot save Twitter videos as MP3 or other audio files.


  1. Download and install the Download Twitter Videos app in the Google Play Store.
  2. Find the Twitter video that you would like to download to your Android device.
  3. Tap the share icon.
  4. Tap Share via…
  5. Tap Download Twitter Videos from the popup Share menus.
  6. The Download Twitter Videos app automatically starts.
  7. Tap Later if you don’t want to log in with Twitter.
  8. The app starts to analyze the Twitter video automatically and lists the download options of different video quality.
  9. Select a Twitter video resolution to download

  10. Select a video resolution that meets your needs.
  11. The Twitter video download starts right away.
  12. You can check the downloaded Twitter videos by tapping the History button in the upper right corner or in the Gallery app.

Save Videos from Twitter with Online Twitter Video Downloaders

It’s should be one of the best solutions to download Twitter videos online with the help of an online Twitter video downloader. You can easily decide whether this method is practical for you with the advantages and disadvantages listed as below.


Generally, online Twitter downloaders are free.
In most cases, you don’t have to install any extra apps, desktop software, or browser extensions or scripts to download videos on Twitter.
You can save Twitter videos on almost any OS platforms, no matter you are using iOS, iPadOS, Android, Windows, MacOS or Linux.

Free online Twitter video downloader like sssTwitter may allow you to save Twitter videos as MP3 in addition to MP4 of different output video quality.


Usually, the features of a free online Twitter downloader are limited. You may see limitations on output formats, output quality, video length, and concurrent downloading quantity, etc. When saving the next video from Twitter with sssTwitter, you have to wait extra 10 seconds to click the Download button again.

Pay special attention to the ads, adware, malware, spyware that might appear during the whole Twitter video downloading process. Take sssTwitter as an example, you will see Google Ads when you insert the Tweet URL into the input box, and when you select the output format and quality. You’ll see a pop-up fake download button that leads you to download an irrelevant application once you select from the output format and quality options.

Ads on sssTwitter site

Generally, no online Twitter downloader allows you to download Twitter videos in batch. If you need to save multiple Twitter videos at one time, you can turn to a professional video downloader like StreamFab, IDM and CleverGet.

For iPhone running iOS 12 or earlier, when a Tweet link is pasted into the input box of sssTwitter, Safari won’t let you download the Twitter video. Instead, it will play the video. Thus, if you need to download Twitter videos on iPhone with sssTwitter, you need to install the Documents by Readdle app first and then visit the site in the app to save Twitter videos. For iPhone running iOS 13 or later, you can use only Safari to download videos from Twitter via sssTwitter.

Recommended Free Online Twitter Downloaders:



We’ll take sssTwitter as an example. The steps to download Twitter videos on PC, Android and iPhone are a little different.

How to Save Twitter Videos on PC

  1. Find the Tweet containing the Twitter video you want to download in your browser.
  2. Copy the link that the post time or date of the Tweet points to.
  3. Visit in your browser.
  4. Paste the copied URL into the box of sssTwitter.
  5. Click the Download button.
  6. Pick the video quality according to your needs.
  7. Choose quaility for Twitter videos

  8. Ignore the pop-up ad, and click the target video resolution again, the download of the Twitter video starts immediately.
  9. Ads prompted

  10. Check the Downloads section of your browser to find the saved Twitter video.

How to Download Twitter Videos on Android

  1. Find the corresponding Tweet that includes the Twitter video you would like to download in the Twitter app.
  2. Make sure you can see exact time and date the Tweet was posted.
  3. If not, tap the post time or date of the Tweet to view it at its permanent link.
  4. Tap the Share icon.
  5. Select Copy Link from the pop-up menu.
  6. Visit in your browser.
  7. Paste the copied Tweet link to the input field.
  8. Select to download the Twitter video as MP4 of different video quality or MP3.
  9. The downloaded Twitter videos will appear in the Downloads section of the browser or the Files app on your Android device soon.

How to Download Twitter Videos on iPhone Running iOS 12 or Earlier

For iPhone running iOS 12 or earlier, follow the steps below to download Twitter videos on iPhone:

  1. Open App Store on your iPhone
  2. Search for Documents app developed by Readdle.
  3. Download and install the Documents app.
  4. Run the Documents app.
  5. Tap Browser (with the blue compass icon) in the lower right corner to open the built-in browser in Documents.
  6. Launch Twitter, and find the Tweet with the Twitter video you would like to save.
  7. Tap the Share icon.
  8. Select Copy Link from the pop-up menu to copy the URL to the clipboard.
  9. Visit the site of sssTwitter in the browser of the Documents app.
  10. Paste the Tweet link to the input form of the free online Twitter video downloader.
  11. Select the video quality that meets your needs.
  12. Don’t tap any button or link in the pop-up ad.
  13. Rename the Twitter video if needed, and decide where to save the Twitter video.
  14. Tap the download icon at the bottom of the screen to access the downloader manager and view the downloaded Twitter videos.
  15. In the Downloads folder of Documents app, move the saved Twitter videos to Photo Library.

How to Save Twitter Videos on iPhone Running iOS 13 or Later

For iPhone running iOS 13 or Later, follow the steps below to save videos from Twitter on iPhone:

  1. Navigate to the Tweet containing the Twitter video you want to save to your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Share icon.
  3. Tap Copy Link in the popup menu.
  4. Open Safari on your iPhone.
  5. Go to sssTwitter website.
  6. Paste the copied Tweet link into the input field.
  7. Tap the Download button.
  8. Select the output video quality as per your needs.
  9. In the pop-up window which says “Do you want to download ssstwitter.com_xxx.mp4?”, tap Download to confirm the download.
  10. Tap the Downloads icon of Safari to get to the saved Twitter video.
  11. Downloads in Safari

  12. Tap the Share icon in the upper right corner.
  13. Select Save Video from the prompt menu.
  14. Then you can find the video downloaded from Twitter in the Photos app.

Download Videos From Twitter With Bots

It’s another free way to save Twitter videos with bots. Just mention the Twitter bots such as @GetVideoBot and @GetVid_ in the reply to the Tweet that contains the Twitter video you would like to save, you’ll get a reply from the rot mentioned with a link to the download page. On the download page, you can download Twitter videos just as using free online Twitter video downloaders.
Twitter video downloader bots that may work:
@GetVideoBot, @GetVid_, @DownloaderBot, @DownlaoderBot_, @DownloaderBotBR, @Twit__Downloader, @DownloaderB0t, @DownloaderBot7, @Downloaderbot6, @GetVideoBot, @SendVidBot, @Get_This_V

We’ll draw the Twitter downloader bot @GetVideoBot as an example in this method.


  1. It’s free and easy to use.
  2. You can scan the QR code on the download page to download Twitter videos on your iPhone or Android devices.
  3. The method works on the most popular OS platforms including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, iPadOS, Linux, etc.


  1. You may not receive the reply sometimes.
  2. The download page is full of ads.
  3. You have to click the download button twice since the first click will trigger a pop-up ad. You should first close the ad and then click the download button once more.
  4. It’s impossible to download videos from Twitter with bots in batch.


  1. Find the Tweet with the Twitter video you want to download.
  2. Reply the Tweet by mentioning @GetVideoBot.
  3. Mention GetVideoBot and get its reply

  4. Soon, you’ll be replied with a link to download the Twitter video.
  5. Click the link in the reply.
  6. You’ll be led to the download page with multiple options to choose from.
  7. Select the video size that suits your needs.
  8. Pick Twitter video resolution

  9. Close the pop-up ad cautiously.
  10. Ad prompted

  11. Click the desired video size again to begin the Twitter video download.

Save Twitter Videos From Browser Cache

When you are viewing a page in a browser like Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, the resources (such as like images, videos, CSS, Javascript) on the page will be buffered and temporarily stored somewhere on your device as browser cache for faster and smoother access the next time. That’s why it’s possible for us to extract videos from browser cache. Certainly, we can use the same methods to extract buffered Twitter videos from browser cache of Tweet pages.


The methods are completely free of charge.


  1. The methods are not suitable for novices. It’s complicated for the majority.
  2. The successful rate of downloading Twitter videos using these methods is low.
  3. The file names in the cache folder are obscured, it’s hard to find the buffered Twitter videos you are looking for.
  4. It’s a challenge to judge the file extensions of the buffered Twitter videos since they are shown in the file names.
  5. As the storage space for the cached files is limited, old files may be replaced by new files and large files may be stored partially. Thus, the Twitter videos you are trying to save to your computer may not be stored in the browser cache.
  6. Some files may be encrypted to prevent being cached due to copyright protection technologies.
  7. The cache viewer software VideoCacheView is only available for Windows PCs.


For detailed steps, please refer to the instructions in the tutorial:
Save buffered videos from cache of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer and Opera on Windows and macOS

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